Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

Minutes from the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To approve the minutes from the previous meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and note any declarations of interests in respect of any matters included on the agenda for consideration at this meeting.

 

(The other registrable interests of Councillors of Somerset Council, arising from membership of City, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes: City, Town & Parish Twin Hatters - Somerset Councillors 2023 )

4.

Public Question Time

The Chair to advise the Committee of any items on which members of the public have requested to speak and advise those members of the public present of the details of the Council’s public participation scheme.

 

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5.

Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) Review 2024 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To review their Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) ready for submission to the Department for Transport.

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Decision:

Councillor Revans proposed the recommendations which were seconded by Councillor Richard Wilkins.

 

Having been duly proposed and seconded, the Executive Planning and Transport Policy Sub-CommitteeRESOLVED to: -

a. Approved the content of the draft Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) attached at Appendix A and the BSIP Overview Table attached at Appendix B.
 

b. Delegated authority to the Head of Transportation to: 

   i. Make any minor amendments required to the BSIP and BSIP overview table, following the Transport and Planning Sub Committee, but prior to publication and submission to the DfT providing the principles of the proposals are not changed. 
   ii. Finalised the content and approve the final design of the BSIP and BSIP overview table for submission to the DfT. 

 

c.Agreed to the submission of the final BSIP 2024 and BSIP overview table to the DfT by 12th June 2024 and publication of the BSIP on the Somerset Council website.

6.

Kingston St Mary Neighbourhood Plan to be Made pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To adopt the Kingston St Mary Neighbourhood Plan.

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Decision:

Councillor Bill Revans proposed the recommendations which were seconded by Councillor Richard Wilkins.

 

 Having been duly proposed and seconded, the Executive Planning and Transport Policy Sub-CommitteeRESOLVED to:-

a. That the Kingston St Mary Neighbourhood Development Plan is ‘made’ (adopted) as part of the statutory Development Plan and to be used in determining planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area which is the Parish of Kingston St Mary 

7.

Nexus Local Development Order pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To complete the review and ensure compliance with Condition 1 of the Local Development Order, with additional text stated in the report.

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Decision:

Councillor Richard Wilkins proposed the recommendations which were seconded by Councillor Dixie Darch. Having been duly proposed and seconded, the Planning and Transport Policy Sub-CommitteeRESOLVED to:-

retain the LDO as it stands, 

in accordance with Condition 1 (a) of the LDO, subject to the additional text (highlighted in 

bold below). 

 

a.The LDO and the terms within it will be active for a period of 15 years following the day of its adoption and will expire following this period.  

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The LPA will review progress with the LDO on the 5th anniversary of its adoption to be able to fully reflect on the continuity continued suitability of the LDO in?the light ifof any changes to planning policy.  

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TheThis first review will be completed with 28 days of the 5th anniversary and at the end of the review the LPA will determine whether to:  

a) Retain the LDO as it stands for the remaining 10 years of its life;  

b) Retain but revise some elements; or  

c) Revoke and cancel the LDO  

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Further to this first review, and on the assumption that the LPA has not determined to revoke and cancel the LDO as a result of the first review, the LPA shall, within 5 years of the first review, conduct a second review of the LDO following which the LPA shall determine whether to: 

a.              Retain the LDO as it stands (or as it has previously been revised following the first review) for the remainder of the 15 year duration for the LDO as set by this Condition 1 

b.              Retain the LDO (whether as initially drawn or if revised following the first review then as revised) but revise some elements including the nature of the development which underpins it  

c.              Revoke and cancel the LDO 

The second review of the LDO shall consider the on-going suitability of the development proposals in the LDO in planning terms. 

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Development which has beencommenced under the provisions of the LDO can shall be able to be completed in the event that the LDO  

·                is revoked as a result of the first or second review; or 

·                is revised as a result of the first or second review in a manner which renders the development as commenced incompatible with the LDO as revised; or  

·                expires.  

This isAny carrying out of development pursuant to this LDO shall be subject to the LPA's confirmation of compliance issued under the Pre Development process. 

 

8.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To note the Forward Plan.